Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

October 22, 2011

Will Farrell

Senior, Political Science Major

Rom 8:1-11
Ps 24:1b-2, 3-4ab, 5-6
Lk 13:1-9

“For those who live according to the flesh are concerned with things of the flesh, but those who live according to the spirit with the things of the spirit” -Romans 8:5 

As we trudge through school, students’ minds switch to autopilot and monotony overtakes the early excitement that school once brought.  Students are caught up in the swarm of daily life.    

Class, Work, Homework . . .  class, work, homework . . . rinse, repeat. 

Fall break will fly by and Thanksgiving is approaching.  Students are physical forces of inertia, unable to stop as they barrel their way toward December and the winter break, barely noticing the changing colors of the leaves.

It is only as I stop to write this reflection – truly stop and reflect – do I realize the futility of concerning myself with the things of the flesh.  I work so that I can buy new things.  I study so that I can get good grades.  Within the bustle of life, it is far too easy to live according to the flesh.

Fortunately, through God and a simple reflection we can refocus our thoughts.  We need to remember at all times our purpose at Creighton, or wherever we may be.  Let us think and reflect on the following questions:  Why we are living; why we are working; why we are going to school? 

December will arrive no matter how busy we are.  We should make an effort to live our lives according to the spirit, and concern ourselves with the things of the spirit.  Growing towards God and helping others to do the same should be our concern as we continue in our education.

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